ART SHOW: “In the Flow” by Didier Fiszel

2019-06-06 ART SHOW - In the Flow
June 6, 2019 @ 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Hive Emporium (Upstairs Gallery)
575 N Rd
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X3

FREE Admission | Everyone Welcome! |

Hive Hours:
Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm;
Fri & Sat 10am-6pm;
Sun 11am-4pm.

Opening Reception June 23rd, 6:30pm – 8pm.

I love colours. I love the wonder and the apprehension of standing in front of a blank surface where anything is possible, where the only limitation is my imagination. I love the moment when colours, shapes and textures are in flux, when I hold my breath uncertain how to proceed and hope for serendipity. For me, painting is a state of grace full of small epiphanies. As Picasso once said,
Mais madame! Je ne cherche pas, je trouve!
I practice a mix of abstract expressionism and “process painting” – where the act is the point and the painter is an instrument of that act. I avoid planning or conveying meaning – that is revealed. I spent many years as a graphic designer and art director where there were multiple constraints dictated by clients objectives and budgets. My essential love of painting is that it throws me into the moment when colours, shapes and textures are in flux – holding my breath – uncertain how to proceed hoping for serendipity.